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  1. S

    Class 2 product?

    If you have say a metal based lamp and it’s still a class 2 product. What would happen if the exterior somehow became live. There’s obviously no path to earth?
  2. B

    what is maker for this product?

    Hi everyone, I am looking for a rectifier as attached file, but i don't know maker for this product, Can someone tell me, Thanks,
  3. B

    Advice on a product - Kitchen lighting

    Hi guys, I'm currently replacing the lighting in my kitchen. There really old. Basically the existing lights are recessed E27 bulb holders so i've throw some modern LED bulbs (8.5w) into them. The problem i've got is the cut out is large (130mm) and none of the modern LED's seem to fit without...
  4. S

    Using a Chinese product on Uk power supply

    Hi, I've just purchased a new projector. It's a Chinese product (Xiaomi MJJGTYDS01FM Mijia Laser Projector TV 4K). It comes with a Chinese plug so I had to buy an adapter, on the adapter packaging it says to ensure the device is duel voltage. I'm not sure that the projector is, all it says on...
  5. T

    Pre payment meter for landlords product search???

    Hi all your favourite poster again. So asked to supply four/five pre-payment meters for landlord in revamp from bedsits to four flats. Large building. So far looked at JSG products which involve a card with various values charged up by the JSG for £5-10-20-50, sell them to the tenants and return...
  6. S

    Advice on a door entry product to integrate with PAC system

    I am struggling to find a product on the market for this specific problem I have and thought its worth having a shot at asking here. I have a lot of experience working with PAC systems (networked and stand alone) as my company has many properties using door entry systems. I however need to...
  7. C

    Joining forum long time in electrical trades, electrical product development currently resting

    Hello I have been working with electrical sector since 1980 , timeserved electrical fitter, electrical machine tool fitter, test and development engineer for a large uk shower manufacturer, then an instructional officer in a prison ( a really interesting job). I have struggled to stay employed...
  8. littlespark

    Brand new product.... taking orders

    My friends and customers own the first micro pub in Scotland... and have created a few of their own flavours of gin. Just in time for Burns night.....
  9. Baddegg

    Fluke product recall.......

    Anyone know what the turn around time is for the fluke voltage tester recall?
  10. SparkyChick

    Fluke Product Recall affecting T1xx series voltage testers

    Please refer to this link for more information:- Important Voluntary Recall Information Regarding Fluke T110, T130 and T150 Two-Pole Voltage Testers - Thanks to @Andy78 for the heads up on this.
  11. SparkyChick

    Fluke Product Recall affecting T1xx series voltage testers

    Please refer to this link for more information:- Important Voluntary Recall Information Regarding Fluke T110, T130 and T150 Two-Pole Voltage Testers - Thanks to @Andy78 for the heads up on this.
  12. A

    ! * Fluke Product Recall * !

    Firstly all the usual guff about sorry for posting this in the wrong section; I tried posting it in the general section but I just couldn't find it amongst the swathes of different categories. Mods feel free to move it or delete it or whatever. I tried to buy a Fluke T150 today but was told...
  13. D

    Switch and Socket product design, Quick question

    Hi There, I'm designing a range of switches and sockets for the UK market, to launch in the next 6 months. Any feedback or thoughts on the below would be much appreicated. Socket/Switches are attached to metal or plastic mounting boxes. When a plastic box is used there is a 1mm flange. This...
  14. J

    Recommend a product please

    As a noob i dont even know the words, so i´ll have to explain... I´ve got a new bit of land with 3 buildings. The mains and meter are by the entrance gate. I´d like to put a box next to the meter that simply has 3 switches, so i can turn off completely each building in turn. (each building...
  15. Gavin John Hyde

    Product recall of remote control plug adaptors

    Had an email pop up in my inbox announcing a product recall of some remote control plug adaptors. They were sold in B and Q until recently. Have attached the email in a pdf below. In all honesty I am surprised not to have more of these emails given the poor quality and cheap tat a lot of the diy...
  16. P

    Product recomendation please for Chrome Wall sockets with USB

    Hi all, I am looking for some advice please. I am refurbishing my home and want to replace the current white plastic wall sockets with Polished Chrome ones that have integrated USB chargers. Unfortunately, having looked at the vast array of brands out there and their reviews, it appears that...
  17. O

    Identify this product / model

    Hi All, can anyone give me the model number for this: Its an IR switch control for an outside light Thanks
  18. Midwest

    Small joint box

    I'm about to do a kitchen refurbishment, where my client is buying socket faceplates, lighting etc, I know! They have bought some under cabinet lighting under cabinet round light in cool white 6000k -, which only has a 75mm of lead. I had thought...
  19. D

    Safety recall

    Ann Summers Black Power Wand -
  20. FatAlan

    Garden Lighting

    I know this has been discussed before but here is a slant from my angle. (Does that count as a pun?) I've been asked by some friends (true in this case ) to sort out their garden lighting. They already have three RCD protected circuits from a seperate CU feeding outside junction box via SWA...
  21. rolyberkin

    New Phone Opinions

    My Iphone 5s is coming to the end of its life (I am bored with it) and I fancy a change to android, do I get. a) Cat Phone S60 with flir camera £499 b) Cubot Panther £149 c) Another iphone d) Something different Interested in peoples views, always had iphones, my mate has a cheap cubot and it...
  22. I

    How would you do it?? Two way on 12 lights, some dimmed, some not

    Hi I have a job with a customer who wants his new kitchen which has been designed to have two way switching ofn12 sets of lights, some off them dimmed and some just switched. My question is how would you do this? Client wants one bank of switches so grid set up best, a lot of cables to each...
  23. FatAlan

    GU10 LED Dimming

    Just been approached by a mate who purchased six GU10 LEDs marketed as dimmable. States that they were very bright but when he tried to dim them they started flickering. The bulbs were apparently really cheap from cost co. What's the general consensus on this re good makes of bulbs and or...
  24. B

    Bicc brown electrical sealant

    Still have some in my shed from years ago and come across it often on old installs. It seems to have gone out of fashion. (prolly due to silicone) Does anyone still use this? did an internet search could not find the original product but found this PRYSMIAN R391 WEATHERPROOF PLASTIC COMPOUND...
  25. ses

    Lighting automation

    Evening all Just purchased a flat over here in west london and looking to install some lighting control Im going to have 6 zones in two different rooms Room 1 needs 2 points of switching as two doors Room 2 needs 3 points of switching as 1 door plus switch either side of bed It would be great...
  26. Leesparkykent


    Does any body use them? The price seems ridiculous for a bit of plastic! Seen them ranging from £60 up to £100. Might get my chippie mate to knock a set up. Rack-A-Tiers - Specialty Electrical Tools | Rack-A-Tiers Wire Dispenser -
  27. Dan

    QVS Electrical Supplies

    QVS Electrical Supplies opened its first branch in St.Ives Huntingdon in October 1994. Steady expansion followed, with the opening of a further 12 branches serving trade and diy across the south east. Nationwide, our customers have also enjoyed the same competitive pricing, quality products and...
  28. Wilko

    Cu Move Advice

    Hi All, I'd appreciate your feedback and advice please : Customer has asked to relocate CU (and upgrade). I've done some basic tests and installation seems ok. It's TNS, today Ze 0.54, Ipf 0.55kA. FF has helped me and so I know it's got a BS1361 60A fuse. Existing 16mm tails about 3m long. New...
  29. Dan

    Told The Tilers About Our Resource Section And They Had Something To Ask

    Soooo, I'm proud of our resource system here so plugged it to the tilers. Resources for Electricians They had something to ask (second post). Checkout their resource section mind.
  30. sparkdog

    Socket & See Dcf200

    Has anyone got one of those and does it work OK? Looks like a useful bit of kit for not too much money.
  31. D

    Important safety notice - Martindale EZ150 and EZ650 socket testers

    Safety I've only just found this Martindale Electric has identified a potential failure mode of the yellow EZ150 / EZ650 advanced socket testers which could create a hazardous situation. As a precautionary measure Martindale Electric is voluntarily recalling all EZ150 / EZ650 socket...
  32. N

    Domestic Preferred Mains Smoke Detector brand?

    Hi all, What's everyone's preference on mains interlinkable smoke/heat detectors taking into account price, reliability and look? Ive used Aico several times and never had a problem but they are expensive and quite bulky! Cheers
  33. S

    Funry Smart Switch ST 2

    Hi Folks I've been asked to quote for installing a "Funry Smart Switch ST 2", which the customer bought from Amazon or Ebay (I forget which). Both he and I are a bit concerned about the product in terms of whether it is manufactured and tested to appropriate standards and is safe. It is CE...
  34. L

    Secuself wireless alarm help

    I'm looking to install a Secuself wireless alarm system ( , no luck looking on there) and it requires a sim card for GPRS(to link the panel to the PIR/door contacts I imagine) and text alerts. Could anyone from experience tell me if it uses a lot of data, I'm wondering...
  35. uksparks

    Phone Call Today

    Me: Hello, how can I help? Them: I need you to replace my board Me: ok, so you want a new consumer unit, no problem. Them: I have the board, I just need you to fit it. Me: o....k, I would not usually fit a board for someone supplied by the customer unless a specific type that I usually fit...
  36. A

    Review secion

    Would it be possible to set up a review section, where we can post reviews of different products such as workwear, tools and vans, and services such as agencies, competent person's schemes and umbrella companies? I think it should be similar to other review sites like tripadvisor and trustpilot...
  37. N

    EICR's Check the MCB's

    Just a little wake up call to any one who carries out EICR's if you carry out inspections or any other work for that matter where electrium boards are installed check them for the Recalled MCB's,you probably you do but having come across them on inspections in three separate houses over the past...
  38. A

    renusol mcs accreditation

    hi all i have been told renusol /solar pv mounting systems are loosing their mcs accreditation. is there any truth in this. regards
  39. D Skelton

    Earth rod inspection pits

    Bit stuck here guys, I'm looking for an earth rod inspection pit that I can mount/sink neatly into a paving slab that isn't going to stick out like a sore thumb in my customers patio. Any ideas? I can't seem to find one anywhere that isnt rounded at the edges and bevveled into the pit. A nice...
  40. L

    Whtie Round Pin 5A Trailing Sockets - do they exist?!?!

    Afternoon Folks, I wonder If somebody could help me trace a product I had assumed would have been easy enough to source.... As the title suggests, it is basically a white version of this -...
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